Distribution companies in the UK are committed to playing their part in supporting their industry during the pandemic. Distribution and fulfilment centres have seen a significant increase in activity since the pandemic took hold. This is in part due to the increase in online purchases and it has created increased employment opportunities within the sector. Throughout this time their number one priority has been to ensure the health and safety of their staff.
Many distribution businesses are taking on new staff and training them is made more difficult when people are wearing the additional PPE, such as face masks and shields that are now required. People are spaced further apart and often in noisy areas so imparting information can be challenging. A solution has been developed which addresses all of these concerns after trials with a range of different radio and headset devices.
Following the trials, the Multicom Digital Duplex radios from Brabourne Ltd met all the objectives.
The key advantages of the Multicom radio is its extremely small size and weight. It can be worn on a secure lanyard around the neck and weighs only 88 gm. It can be worn under the overalls or coat as the user does not need to touch it to operate it!
Furthermore, it works in what is known as full duplex mode. This means that when connected to a suitable headset the users can talk to each other entirely naturally – as if a group of people were chatting to one another! They can achieve this whilst ensuring the correct spacing between each of them.
Completely hands-free, trainees and the trainer can keep their hands free to operate machinery safely.
A range of headsets are available including a lightweight headset for quieter areas and heavy-duty ear defender headsets for high noise areas. The headsets are also compatible with PPE masks worn by all members of staff.
The Brabourne solution means there are no buttons to push, conversations are secure due to the digital radio technology and no licence is needed to operate the system.
The design of the radios means they can be easily sanitised at the end of a shift and the headsets can be used with disposable ear covers to maintain the highest levels of hygiene.
Further details at www.brabournecommunications.com